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  • D’var Torah: Parashat Toldot

    ...of the Fathers. “Ein Lecha Adam She’ein Lo Sha’ah – There is not a single person on Earth who doesn’t have his or her moment.” We learn something from everyone....
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Lech Lecha

    ...In this week’s D’var Torah for Lech Lecha, the Chief Rabbi asks why Avraham Avinu, of all people needed reassurance from Hashem. Why was Avram afraid? In Parashat Lech...
  • D’var Torah: Sukkot

    ...Rabba, they would go around seven times. Then the Mizbeach (the alter) would be draped with willows and the people would exclaim, “Yofi Lecha Mizbeach – How beautiful you look...
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Shoftim

    ...west. The Torah tells us “Tachin Lecha Haderech – Prepare the way for yourselves.” Which means, according to Rashi, to put up signposts at every intersection showing the way to...
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Eikev

    ...third paragraph? We read that about six weeks ago in Parashat Shelach Lecha. So surely, in our davening, we should read the third paragraph as the first? Why is it...
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Korach

    ...woke up later that morning to discover, that the calamitous rebellion was already over. Here we find, a strong connection between the previous Parasha of Shelach Lecha and this week’s...
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Shelach Lecha

    ...The first was “Chibat Ha’aretz – Her natural love for the land.” This is what prompted Sarah, together with Avraham Avinu, to make Aliyah. To engage in that “Lech Lecha,”...
  • Dvar Torah: Parashat Bamidbar

    ...We recall this every Friday night in the Lecha Dodi when we sing, “Yasis Aalayich Elokayich, Kimsos Chattan Al Kallah – May Hashem continue to rejoice with our people in...
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Ki Tisa

    ...these two occasions was the use of one word: ‘Lecha’. On the second occasion, Hashem commanded Moshe, “Psol lecha shnei luchot avanim karishonim” – “chisel out for yourself t wo...
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Lech Lecha

    In his D’var Torah ahead of ShabbatUK this week, the Chief Rabbi challenges us to raise the bar and reach for the stars! Can anyone count the stars?...